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A land in turmoil cried out

Zane Zena hosts a few Halloween Hoop-de-doos this weekend.
Zane Zena hosts a few Halloween Hoop-de-doos this weekend. (Photo by Billy Dean Porter Jr.)

In a time of traffic, condos, and infiltrators from California – and Oklahoma – a land in turmoil cried out for a hero. She was Zena, a mighty princess forged in the heat of Spanx and eyelash glue. The power ... the passion ... the danger. Her sashay will change the world. The warrior drag diva Zane Zena is all over this Halloween weekend, hosting spooky events. Check her out.


ON OUR GAYDAR

TRANSITION W/ ERICA NIX Erica Nix will help facilitate your process of change. Thursdays, 6:45pm. The Center Spot, 213 W. North Loop. $10-15, sliding scale. www.northloopcenterspot.com.

BROKEBACK THURSDAYS They just can't quit you. Stonewall goes country every Thursday. Thursdays, 8-10pm. Stonewall Warehouse, 141 E. Hopkins, San Marcos. www.fb.com/stonewallwarehouse.

BRAND NEW KEY Yeehaw and boy howdy for kid- and dog-friendly Fridays in October. Sam Pulse & Ryan Fan open. Fri., Oct. 30, 6-9pm. In.gredients, 2610 Manor Rd., 512/275-6357. Free. www.fb.com/brandnewkeymusic.

WITCH BITCH bash Halloween ExtravaGAGza with Zane Zena, Ursula Lucadevjic, Merci Killingspree, DJs Nymble Digitz, Boyfriends, and Knos. Fri., Oct. 30, 10pm. Elysium, 705 Red River, 512/478-2979.

BIG BOY YOGA Hey, hey, Boo Boo, is your yogi a bear? Come Hatha flow with the handsome, gingerly JohnMark and modifications for big bodies (big bois, ladybears, et al.). Saturdays, 10:30am. Yoga Illumined, 3801 S. Congress. $10 class. www.fb.com/groups/bigboiyoga.

BPM DJ BigFace and Boys of ATX prance and make you wanna dance, dance, dance, dance. Saturdays, 9pm. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. Free. www.highlandlounge.com.

ZOMBIE BALL Join DJs from Mix 94.7 and RnB 96.3, including "Best of Austin" award-winning Suga Rae for a night with ghouls, goblins, and Salt-N-Pepa. Sat., Oct. 31, 7:30pm. ACL Live at the Moody Theater, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd. $39.50-59.50. www.acl-live.com.

NIGHTMARE ON RED RIVER STREET Birthday ghoul Zane Zena throws down some Drag Mortal Kombat with these lip-sync-offs: Fela Trix vs. Jinxy Deviate; Drew Hart vs. Kitty Buick; Honey St. Claire vs. Sylvia Divinorum; and Jade D'Shay Kline vs. Warhola Pop. Treats, tricks, and Merci Killingspree (we're not making any connection there, whatsoever.) DJs Divorcée and GirlFriend keep you spinning like Linda Blair's head. Sat., Oct. 31, 9pm. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River. www.cheerupcharlies.com.

HIGHLAND SUNDAY FUNDAY It's an afternoon filled with Absolute Brunch and ADA Hold 'Em. Sundays. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado. Free. www.highlandlounge.com.

FREE BURGERS Drink specials start at 2pm, followed by free food at 4pm. Sundays, 4-6pm. Bout Time II, 6607 N. I-35. Free. www.bouttime2.com.

OCH SUNDAY FUNDAY Burgers on the patio. Flavor in your mouth. Pass the T. Sundays. 4-8pm. Oilcan Harry's, 211 W. Fourth. Free. www.oilcanharrys.com.

PLANET FABULOUS KARAOKE Karaoke's grande dame is back and humpin' for Hump Days and Sundays at the 'Bear. Wednesdays, 9:30pm. The Iron Bear, 121 W. Eighth. Free. www.theironbear.com.

ALLGO'S DAY OF THE DEAD/DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS Allgo is, if anything, family and tradition. Their annual remembrance of loved ones passed is a reliable touchstone that kicks off the Austin holiday season. Come and honor. Bring heart-offerings for the altars or just come and revel in the tributes that others have made. Mon., Nov. 2, 6pm. Allgo, 701 Tillery, 512/472-2001. www.allgo.org.

GAY MEN'S THERAPY GROUP Darren McCall leads this group to help tackle the untackleable: you know, social anxiety, loneliness, depression, and dating and relationships. Mondays, 6:30-8pm. 3625 Manchaca Rd., 512/789-6754. $40. Appt. required. darren@eightfoldcounseling.com, www.eightfoldcounseling.com.

TUEZGAYZ Dependably fruitastic: Austin's legendary weekly weekday gay night on Red River. Tuesdays, 9pm. Barbarella, 615 Red River. www.fb.com/barbarella.austin.9.

GAME ON! Or ... should we say Gayme On, as this eve of fun and games benefits the Bobcat Pride Scholarship Fund. Game, btw, includes video, card, or board. So don't be bored, come help LGBTQs who otherwise could not afford college, get some. Tue., Nov. 3, 6pm. Hungry Gamer, 107 E. Hopkins, San Marcos. Free. www.fb.com/bobcatpridescholarship.

SMASHED AT STONEWALL Weekly Smash Bros. tourney. Bring your own controller (and they don't mean your bossy ex). Wednesdays, 6pm sign-up, 7pm brackets. Stonewall Warehouse, 141 E. Hopkins, San Marcos. $5.

QUEER MOVES Judgment-free, booze-free, smoke-free movement night for queer and trans folk to shake it all out. Wednesdays. First Street Studio, 2400 E. Cesar Chavez #202. $3-7 sliding scale. akindofbear@gmail.com.

QUEER RIDE Check the QR Facebook group for up-to-date details on meeting spots and stops of this weekly ride. Wednesdays, 7pm; wheels down, 7:30pm. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress. Free.

HAPPY HOUR WITH MS. WRIGHT Simply the most diverse and friendly happy hour in Austin: old, young, hip, square, straight, LGBTQ, red-yellow-black-white-and-brown, and everybody, together in the warm twinkling glow of legendary piano wild woman, Ms. Margaret Wright. Thursdays and Fridays, 6-8pm. The Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport. Free. www.fb.com/theskylarklounge.


HO-RIZON

NAKED AS A GAYBIRD BY JAY BYRD He was a good Christian boy who shared a secret with his closeted gay uncle. More deets next week! Nov. 5-21. Salvage Vanguard Theater, 2803 Manor Rd., 512/474-7886. $10 suggested (pay what you can). www.fb.com/jdjb54321.

AIDS WALK AUSTIN Strap 'em on (those tennies, silly), and get ready to hoof with your great big fam for a great big cause. It's an annual tradition, bringing together all the tribes. There's less than a month to start your walking group and/or gather supporters now. Sun., Nov. 8. Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe. Suggested registration fee of $20. aidswalk@asaustin.org, www.aidswalkaustin.org.

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